UNESCO helps to develop knowledge in specific areas by establishing “chair” positions in educational institutions. A chair is oriented toward two main activities: education and research. In a partnership with Cisco, UNESCO has launched the Latin American chair in Networking Technologies, funded at Universidad de Los Andes in Mérida, Venezuela. The goal of this chair is contribute to having a better understanding and knowledge about networking technologies in the region.
WSIS action lines related to this activity: Theme 1. The role of governments and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development
Theme 2. Information and communication infrastructure
Theme 3. Access to information and knowledge
Theme 11. International and regional cooperation
Theme 12. Achieving WSIS targets (PoA, Section B)
Theme 13. Digital Solidarity Agenda (PoA, Section D)
Related MDGs: MDG 8. Develop a global partnership for development
Programme, Training initiative
UNESCO, Centro Nacional de Tecnologías de Información, Universidad de Los Andes.